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Less-than-Total Recall

Millennials are the least likely among the U.S. population to say they respond positively to product recall notices, according to new research commissioned by business-to-business services company Stericycle Expert Solutions.

A consumer survey of over 1,000 Americans found that most claim to comply with recall notices…

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Used Car Shoppers: Beware of Flood-Damaged Vehicles

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma impacted as many as 1 million vehicles, according to Cox Automotive and Kelley Blue Book analysts, and the effects of these events extend beyond those with severely damaged vehicles.

Used-car prices are likely to spike – the result of lower supply and higher demand.

In addition…

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Consumer Confidence: Will You Make a “Big Ticket” Purchase This Year?

Nearly half of Americans (49%) indicate they are very likely to make a considerable purchase – like furniture, a television, a smart phone, a computer, an airline ticket or large home appliance – before the end of the year, according to a new Bankrate.com report.

Only 17% say they are not…

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Most “Avoidable” ER Visits Really Aren’t, Say the Docs

There’s a common belief that “avoidable” emergency room visits are a major driver of high health care costs. Some new research sheds light on this phenomenon.
The American College of Emergency Physicians says that only 3.3% of all visits to emergency departments are classified as “avoidable,” according to…

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